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Staff Attorney The candidate will be responsible for assisting in the provision of a broad range of administrative, contractual, and civil legal services in support of county government operations with particular emphasis on open government laws. Will focus on research, analysis, and drafting concerning Public Information Act requests and submissions to the Texas Attorney General on a broad array of county records, responding to subpoenas seeking production of county records and records of county officials, and advising county officials concerning compliance with records retention statutes and regulations. Researches, drafts and advises on open government, conflict of interest, county government, tort, contract, employment, constitutional, and election laws. Drafts, reviews, revise, and interpret contracts, county policies, interlocal agreements, and memoranda of understanding. Reviews, drafts, revise, and negotiate easements; preserves and protects county right of way. Manages property damage claims from third parties. Assists with general litigation as assigned; drafts briefs and motions for filing in federal and state trial and appellate courts; engages in oral arguments; assists in the trial of cases; exercises independent judgment in the evaluation of legal theories and the application of same to specific fact situations in a given case; performs independent research in law; performs discovery to determine relevant facts; coordinates response to discovery requests; participates in court ordered mediations; reviews the progress of and assists outside counsel. Advises elected and appointed officials and department heads concerning legal issues. Able to report regularly for work and be on time. Performs related duties and duties assigned by supervisor.
Qualification and Experience
The candidate should have a Graduation from an accredited school of law, and admitted to practice law in the State of Texas. Must have 4+ years of experience with Texas Public Information Act issues. Experience in drafting and research, interpreting policies and procedures, and advising on employment issues essential. Excellent Computer Skills, including proficiency in Microsoft Word needed.
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